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What is a basic definition of blend?
Blend means to mix together so thoroughly that things become inseparable. Blend is also the mixture made through this act. Blend can mean to harmonize or go well together. Blend has a few other senses as a verb and noun.
When two or more things are blended together, they have been combined so completely that it is impossible to separate them back out again. For example, you blend cocoa powder with milk to make chocolate milk. Turning that chocolate milk back into milk and cocoa powder is not going to happen. This sense of blend is a synonym of the word mix, although blend usually means to mix something especially thoroughly.
Something, such as a specialized kitchen appliance, that blends things is called a blender.
- Real-life examples: Smoothies are made by blending fruit with milk or yogurt. Different teas are blended together to make different flavors. The romantic comedy genre of movies blends the genres of romance and comedy together.
- Used in a sentence: She made a delicious banana smoothie by blending milk with bananas.
Blend is used in this same sense a noun to refer to a mixture created by blending things together, literally or figuratively.
- Real-life examples: Starbucks offers many blends of coffee. There are many different blends of wine, such as Champagne and Chianti.
- Used in a sentence: The book was an odd blend of horror and history.
Blend is also used as a verb to mean to go well together or harmonize. This sense usually refers to colors, such as a green chair blending with a green wall. This sense is also commonly phrased as “blend in” such as a chameleon turning brown to blend in with a tree or log. When related to harmony, blend often refers to how voices and instruments create a combined tone.
- Real-life examples: Usually, people like to get furniture that blends, or has a similar color or pattern, with wallpaper or carpeting because it makes a room look nicer. A person may prefer socks that blend with their pants. Most people try to blend in with the people around them rather than stick out and appear strange or different. A chorus practices hard to ensure their voices blend well.
- Used in a sentence: We tried to find a couch that blends with the color of our living room carpet.
Where does blend come from?
The first records of blend come from around 1200. It ultimately comes from the Old English verb blandan, meaning “to mix.” It is related to the Old High German blantan and Old Norse blanda.
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What are some other forms related to blend?
- blender (noun)
- nonblending (adjective, noun)
- reblend (verb)
- unblended (adjective)
- well-blended (adjective)
What are some synonyms for blend?
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How is blend used in real life?
Blend is a common word often used to refer to mixtures, especially of food or drink.
Today's experiment is what happens when you blend milk and biscuits
— Ryan Maguire (@maguiirree) March 31, 2014
Shoutout to the tea lady who mixed my favorite blend when I commented that they were out of it 😭💕
— eldritch being (@prismcell) July 25, 2019
I need coasters for my room… saw the cutest ones at Mr Price Home the other day but they didn't blend with my colour scheme
— Nonhlanhla (@uNonnie_) July 21, 2020
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Is blend used correctly in the following sentence?
The coin jar was filled with a blend of quarters and nickels.
How to use blend in a sentence
Half lemonade, half cold brew, this blend is one of those combinations your taste buds won’t be able to make sense of until they’ve tried it.
Rhodes and his colleagues are working with a manufacturer of coronavirus test kits to make the fiber wicks that siphon saliva samples into a blend of testing reagents.
While these A’s look similar to that group, maybe this time, with this blend, outcomes will be different.
This will make the smallest number in the range red, the largest number green, and anything in between a blend.How search data can inform larger online business decisions|Sebastian Compagnucci|August 5, 2020|Search Engine Land
Proenza Schouler’s $100 masks come in materials such as a silk-viscose blend satin and a nylon-cotton gingham print, though both are sold out.
There are a lot of people who go back and forth now and blend both approaches into their work.
The group seems to blend “black bloc” anarchist street violence with social-media campaigns.
It was the perfect blend of exotic adventure and Lonely Planet guidebook assurances of safety.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison|Jason Batansky|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other times, the traffickers tried to blend in with the migrants and refugees.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most engaging essayists and historians can seamlessly blend the personal and the political.
The door to the back room opened, letting through a blend of talk and small mechanical noises.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
The colors must also be carefully arranged, so as to blend or harmonize with each other.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
He'll tell ye that th' on'y readin' is Doctor Eliot's cillybrated old blend an' he'll talk larnedly about th' varyous vintages.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
The possibility that unidentified types may have contributed to the Semitic blend, however, remains.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
Further, granting the distinctness of the genera, can we grant that the individuals blend?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)